Checkpoint System, a US-based solution provider for loss prevention and merchandise visibility, has released its IoT software platform, HALO.
And, what’s HALO about! The software supports in-store fulfilment of omnichannel orders enabling brands and retailers with operations like buy online, pick up in store and ship from store.
The platform, which is integrated with RFID technology, is designed to deliver accurate inventory data enabling order distribution through the nearest store based on availability.
The HALO app helps the store staff with order information, besides helping schedule the fulfilment by locating the items and preparing for pickup and shipments.
Additionally, it also helps increase in-store productivity with increased speed of delivery and orders, thereby boosting sales.
The technology works by collecting data from stores and distribution centres through RFID that helps track every tagged piece of merchandise across retailer’s supply chain.
It can be integrated with the existing enterprise resource planning (ERP) and warehouse management system (WMS) software that gives inventory accuracy, on-shelf availability and efficiency across the supply chain.
It’s not just about omnichannel order fulfilment! HALO is also capable of task scheduling and locating items, receiving goods, replenishing shelves and displaying compliance.
Phil Fisher, Product Manager, HALO said “Today, to pack an order, the store associate typically uses a printout from the ERP system to look for products in the store. Some items might be already sold, some misplaced. The associate will lose time looking for them and will sometimes have to reject the order. HALO uses near real-time inventory data and supports the associate with an easy-to-use app throughout the in-store fulfilment process, making it fast and efficient.”